REVIEW The Serpent (S1 E1/8)

A very happy New Year! If you read our gigantic 2021 preview (go here if you haven’t), you’ll know that 2021 starts in earnest with BBC One’s glossy-looking new, eight-part period crime drama, The Serpent. It’s been on the slate for a while now (a COVID casualty, perhaps), and boasts a very decent cast to…